Cam Newton remains limited but downplays injury

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Cam Newton popped up on the practice report for the first time this season, listed as limited Wednesday with an abdomen injury. The Patriots quarterback remained limited Thursday.

He insists the Patriots have nothing to worry about.

“I will be [ready to play],” Newton said Thursday. “I’m feeling as good as I should be feeling. You just have to stay on top of things and see what the trainers say, and just keep getting treatment.”

Unsurprisingly, coach Bill Belichick had little to say regarding Newton’s injury.

“If there’s an adjustment we need to make, we’ll make it,” Belichick said Thursday morning.

Newton, though, downplayed the injury when asked whether it was wear and tear or a new injury.

“It’s football,” Newton said.

Newton, who missed the Chiefs game in Week 4 with COVID-19, has thrown for 1,984 yards with four touchdowns and nine interceptions while running for 387 yards and nine touchdowns.

“I think what drives me is knowing I have yet to play my best football,” Newton said. “Have I done it consistently? Not to my liking. But I’m getting there. It’s just a learning curve. It’s just learning every day. In the famous words of a quote from Game of Thrones, ‘You know nothing Jon Snow.’ That’s been my mentality each and every day.”

The Patriots added fullback Jakob Johnson (knee) to the practice report. He was limited.

Cornerback J.C. Jackson (hip) was among the players who remained limited.

15 responses to “Cam Newton remains limited but downplays injury

  1. Newton has demonstrated he’s not the long term answer in NE. Being accurate with the football isn’t his thing.

  2. Belichick probably trying to make a change at QB while softening the blow with an injury excuse.

  3. Unfortunately for the Patriots and their fans, Cam will be playing his best Football the day after he retires.

  4. Cam got a one-year prove it deal and he didn’t prove it. He will be the back up for the Jets or Cowboys next year, book it.

  5. I’m looking at the patriots schedule this season, wins and losses.. This team is only a handful of points and plays from being 9-2…. When you analyze just how bad the offense has been, factor in the opt-outs, And then reconsider, this is absolutely amazing. It is basically Bill Belichiek and his defense, against the other team competing for field position so the offense can score, yet they still almost beat Buffalo. Absolutely amazing the things Bill Belichick is able to pull off out of a roster like the 2020 NE Patriots. This man is a wizard, and I wouldn’t be suprised if he grabs a quarterback this draft, sits him a season, then wins another Lombardi on his way out the door into retirement.

  6. The naivete of of those who think that Cam Newton is somehow the “problem” with the Patriots this season is beyond perplexing to me.

  7. The naivete of of those who think that Cam Newton is somehow the “problem” with the Patriots this season is beyond perplexing to me.

    ……….
    1. When you’re the QB and you have over 2x as many INT to TD… you’re the problem.
    2. When you have played 10 games, and only have 4 passing TDs… you’re the problem.
    3. When Sam Darold is the only starting QB in the league with less passing TDs than you… you’re the problem.

    It’s not naïveté it’s basic math.

  8. I’d like to see stidham get a full week of practice and a game plan designed for his strengths too see what he can do .

  9. Love hearing the excuses from SCam and how the Pats are a few plays from being 9-2 (yeah, and if the speed of the earth’s revolution was a few miles/hr faster, we’d zip off into space). Gonna miss SCam’s post-game fashion shows in Boston next yr.

  10. I’m looking at the patriots schedule this season, wins and losses.. This team is only a handful of points and plays from being 9-2…. When you analyze just how bad the offense has been, factor in the opt-outs, And then reconsider, this is absolutely amazing. It is basically Bill Belichiek and his defense, against the other team competing for field position so the offense can score, yet they still almost beat Buffalo. Absolutely amazing the things Bill Belichick is able to pull off out of a roster like the 2020 NE Patriots. This man is a wizard, and I wouldn’t be suprised if he grabs a quarterback this draft, sits him a season, then wins another Lombardi on his way out the door into retirement. Someone other than Cam seems to be a bit foggy

  11. seanismorriscom says:
    December 3, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    The naivete of of those who think that Cam Newton is somehow the “problem” with the Patriots this season is beyond perplexing to me.

    ……….
    1. When you’re the QB and you have over 2x as many INT to TD… you’re the problem.
    2. When you have played 10 games, and only have 4 passing TDs… you’re the problem.
    3. When Sam Darold is the only starting QB in the league with less passing TDs than you… you’re the problem.

    It’s not naïveté it’s basic math.

    *******************************

    I’m sure Jakobi Myers, Damiere Byrd, N’Keal Harry, and Ryan Izzo can’t wait until Cam is gone so they can finally put up the HOF caliber numbers expected from all of them. A

    Cam has played up-and-down and admittedly you can’t be a contender without consistency from the QB. But the reality is also that he’s playing with less talent around him than Brady had last year, and we all saw what Tom did down the stretch. You could argue Cam has done more with less. Before he’s written off, maybe it’s worth a look at how he performs after having an actual off season with the club. Never mind the fact that it’s a lot easier to find WRs and TEs who can contribute in free agency than a starting QB.

    Blaming Cam as the singular issue is like blaming a loss on a single play. It’s a culmination of things and it’s far too simplistic to blame one thing.

    It’s called reality.

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